Alex Guy is the Head of Court of Protection (Property & Finance) team at Switalskis.
Alex Guy joined Switalskis Solicitors in Sheffield in December 2016, along with the rest of his specialist team from hlw Keeble Hawson. Alex has specialised in Court of Protection (Property and Affairs) for several years, and is renowned for his expertise in this challenging field.
Alex was appointed as a Court of Protection Panel Deputy in April 2011 and again in 2015. Selected by the Office of the Public Guardian, Panel Deputies have been assessed to have the particular skills and expertise needed to act on behalf of a person who is lacking mental capacity where no one else is willing or able to do so, for example, where a suitable family member cannot be found or where there has been financial abuse. He is one of only 71 Professional Deputies on the Court of Protection’s approved Panel; specifically 1 of 4 in Yorkshire.
We asked Alex:
Q: What does your job involve?
A: Managing all aspects of an individual’s Property and Financial affairs for people who lack the capacity to manage their own affairs.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: In my job I have the opportunity to help change an individual’s life for the better by providing them with support and guidance, which is very rewarding. I’m able to apply my knowledge and experience to my clients’ particular set of circumstances to help make their life as comfortable as possible.
Q: What can clients expect from you?
A: They can expect a relaxed, down-to-earth and common sense approach. I strive to develop a great working relationship with my clients so that we can achieve the best possible outcome together.
Q: Do you have any hobbies or sporting interests?
I love cars and films, and I’d have to admit that I have an unhealthy obsession with Ghostbusters!